Springfield Solutions has installed a SabreXtreme laser label cutting system. The installation, which was the first of its kind in the U.K. marks the final stage of a long conversion from traditional to digital printing methods that has seen Springfield invest £750,000 in new digital presses, the laser and a sophisticated management information system.
The SabreXtreme laser technology removes the need for conventional die-cutting tools, and the costs associated with production and storage. Network or MIS connection enables a company’s art department to directly load a library of label cutting patterns to process.
Springfield Operations Director Dennis Ebeltoft said: ‘The new digital set-up enables us to offer a much quicker, more flexible and efficient service and makes management easier in terms of stock levels and financial exposure. 'It was a big decision to go all digital, but technology waits for no one and we realised we could offer a more efficient and effective service by moving away from analogue. 'We turned off the last of our analogue printers last year and as a result we are now one of the largest, all digital printers in the UK. The laser system was the last link in the chain.'